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08 January 2009 @ 12:20 am
my twittering (Irish Java Technology Conference, The Wire, argh)  

11:55 At Irish Java Technology Conference. Have lost touch with TLAs. Don't know what anything is anymore. #

12:02 Note to self: ESB is Enterprise Service Bus. Don't know what a bus is though. #

16:44 I keep hearing about Spring Source today. Never heard of them before. #

17:51 Ooo, bit of competition between Groovy and JavaFX :-) #

18:23 My learning wishlist after #ijtc: JavaFX, groovy, Apache Mina. #

21:23 Loving the Wire. Thanks to everyone who recommended it! #

21:48 Argh!! Something wrong with the BSG disc! #

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ext_112271 on January 8th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
I got very enthused about Groovy after the last IJTC and I still like the look of it. I have only used it for small scripts here and there but it's quite productive. I want to try it on a big app soon (with Grails).

You will have to tell me about JavaFX, and the rest of IJTC (especially since you won my free ticket!!).
a very caring potatomollydot on January 8th, 2009 10:09 am (UTC)
Sorry!
JavaFX is the most fun of the things I've seen so far.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 8th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Btw, do you know that half the talks are available on the web. Cloudware talk going out live now.
(Anonymous) on January 8th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Rats, I meant to watch the cloudware one. It's not like being there though. I tried watching Groovy yesterday but the sound was muddy and I couldn't read the slides so I gave up.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 9th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Pity.
Tanyacartographer on January 8th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
It's a kind of oil-powered vehicle for transporting up to around 53 people at a time. I'm here for you.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 8th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Thank you. And an enterprise service bus is a vehicle laid on to bring employees to a large company?
bcroxy42 on January 8th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
I thought ESB....was Electricity Supply Board!

The Wire? Are ye coddin me? Son got this for girlfriend for Xmas.....We all sat down to watch it and couldn't make out half of what they're saying....and I fell asleep during episode 1 and 2.
Son and G have watched episode 3....not sure they're convinced.

Have to say though that it's very realistic and i would assume that it'll get better as it goes along....
a very caring potatomollydot on January 9th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
That was my first thought too, but I was at a Java conference, so that was a pretty good clue that it wasn't what they meant :-)

I got season 1 for my birthday & season 2 for Christmas, so I have to like it :-) I've only watched 2 episodes so far, but I do think highly of them. It's partly little things - the realism of desks being messy and skin not being perfectly smooth. I liked that about Torchwood too - they went into someone's house and there was a narrow hall with a bunch of jackets hanging up.

I do need more time with it - I don't recognise everyone yet, or remember what their roles are, but I'm bad with faces & that'll come with time.